Arlington, VA

Some like it hot, some like it cold. It’s the third annual Fire & Ice Festival at The Wharf featuring the WAFF ice house.

Come play in the snow, while you help us raise money to support the Washington Area Fuel Fund — providing heating fuel for our neighbors in need. Sample whiskeys from Catoctin Creek, Elijah Craig, St. George, Miscellaneous, Larceny, Filibuster, Proper No. 12 and Pendleton or grab a ginger whiskey hot toddy at the Johnnie Walker tent.

Play ice shuffleboard or corn hole, sit in the official Capitals ice throne and don’t miss the fire dancers and DJ on the main stage. Plus we’ll be showing the Caps game on the jumbotron at the Caps Campfire.

The event is free to attend. To purchase sampling tickets on-site, you must be 21+. RSVP on Facebook at

The Wharf
January 18, 1-4 p.m.
District Pier
101 District Square SW
Washington, D.C. 20024


The wait is almost over. VIDA Fitness is set to open its doors to their first ever Virginia location, and we can’t wait to welcome you.

Arlington has been voted America’s fittest city by The American Fitness Index, and VIDA is excited to join the ranks of the countries most dedicated enthusiasts. Our newest club, opening this March, promises to deliver all of the exceptional amenities & equipment that members have come to expect from our existing five D.C. locations.

VIDA Ballston will feature expansive weight room floors, state-of-the-art cardio equipment, hundreds of group fitness offerings, personal training, luxury locker rooms, and steam rooms & saunas. VIDA will also be opening alongside SweatBox, D.C.’s newest studio workout craze. This class combines both strength & cardio training, and is sure to provide you with an incredible fitness experience that is guaranteed to challenge your entire body in one hour. Also opening will be Aura spa, a premiere day spa offering massages, facials, waxes and other pampering services for an ultimate day of relaxation.

VIDA is offering special early bird pricing when you join our Ballston location through the end of the month, that will no longer be available upon opening.

Be sure to act fast to take advantage of this incredible fitness opportunity, and let us show you what exceptional results VIDA can help you achieve in an already extraordinary city.


Address: 1410 N. Kenmore Street
Neighborhood: Lyon Village
Listed: $1,995,000

Classic Cottages has just revealed its latest model, The Amelia, with its side-by-side projects on Lorcom Lane, one of which just completed construction, hosted its first open house last Sunday, January 12, and went under contract on Monday, January 13.

This new model features 6 bedrooms (in-law suite on main level), 5 full baths, 1 half bath, and 5,559 finished sq. ft. Many “wish list” items are featured within the home from an expansive gourmet eat-in kitchen with full walk-in pantry and butler’s pantry to a luxury master suite with dual walk-in closets, dual vanities, make-up vanity, soaking tub & shower. A main-level in-law suite with private bath could also be used as a gorgeous home office. Together, natural warm finishes and an open concept floor plan evoke a bright and airy mood throughout the home.

Only a couple of homesites remain that feature The Amelia. For more information on this model and available homesite information, please visit

Listed by:
Michelle Lynch
Classic Cottages Realty, LLC
433 E Monroe Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301
[email protected]


For five years, Dr. Crissy Markova and the smile squad at the Virginia Center for Orthodontics have been giving patients reasons to smile — and not just because of the state-of-the-art orthodontic care, but because they specialize in making going to the orthodontist fun.

On January 31, they’ll give them yet another reason to smile: VCO is hosting a free special event to demonstrate the benefits of Inbrace, also known as “hidden braces.” Smiling yet? How about a $1,000-off offer for signing up for hidden braces during this one-day special event?

Unlike other braces, the hidden braces are just that, hidden from view, as they are inserted behind the teeth, not in front. Compared to clear trays, hidden braces do not require you to take any tray in and out when eating. Since the braces are working 100% of the time, the time frame is usually 6 months faster than clear trays! Patients can achieve a complete orthodontic treatment as quickly as possible and with minimal impact on lifestyle, which makes hidden braces ideal for professional adults.

The Harvard-trained Dr. Markova and her staff use cutting-edge orthodontic equipment to customize each set of hidden braces with a 3-D scan and 3-D printing technology (plus, a robot bends a special custom wire!). This results in fewer follow-up appointments. Learn more about the process and the $1,000 off offer at here.

Start the journey to a winning smile with a free consultation on Friday, January 31, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Spaces are limited so call the office at 703-774-3070 soon. VCO is at 1600 Wilson Blvd., Suite 810, convenient to both Courthouse and Rosslyn Metro stations.

See this page for a virtual tour of the office and this one to meet the VCO team. Info at [email protected].


Address: 1600 N. Oak Street #1621
Neighborhood: Rosslyn
Listed: $776,000
Open: Sunday, January 12 from 2-4 p.m.

This stunningly renovated 2 BR/2 BA condominium in the luxurious Belvedere offers sweeping 16th floor river and monument views of Washington, D.C., and a downtown modern ambiance. Enjoy beautiful sunrises over the Potomac and a front row view to the July 4th fireworks from this majestic city retreat, just 3 blocks from the Rosslyn Metro.

The open floor plan features 1,320 square feet plus sunroom and over $165,000 in high-end upgrades and quality craftsmanship.

A striking gourmet kitchen with bar seating, sunroom with folding glass door, separate dining area, master suite with barn doors, beautifully renovated master bath, LED accent lighting and unique Duraamen epoxy floors are just some of the features that make this unit so special.

The master bath features a travertine tile heated floor, huge walk-in shower with rain showerhead and two large walk-in closets with organizer systems. The second bedroom features built-in desks, cabinets and a full-size Hardwood Artisans oak murphy bed.

The Belvedere is a pet-friendly building that offers a host of top-notch amenities that include 24/7 front desk concierge, outdoor pool, tennis and Pickleball courts, fitness room with sauna, convenience store with dry cleaning, library and lounge, carwash bays and a party room.

For more photos and an interactive floor plan visit

Listed by:
Meg Ross
Keller Williams Realty
[email protected]


Alair thrives on a unique service delivery system for the residential and commercial contracting industry.

We seek to hire candidates who are looking for a flexible, independent working environment that provides a high quality of life, with six figure earning potential and opportunities for ownership. Experience is preferred, but attitude is the most important factor.

Alair Homes provides comprehensive Project Management Training. We use proprietary software and an online system to ensure our PM’s have the tools to work independently with the support they need to provide the clients with the best possible experience.

Let us know why you have the potential to join and grow with our team!

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide excellent customer service to ensure we create “raving fans”
  • Follow the “Alair Process” and have a full and complete understanding of the Alair Project Management software — comprehensive training provided
  • Attend weekly team meetings
  • Maintain a high level of integrity and honesty with the client and team members
  • Maintain constant communication with each client to get timely decisions and approvals for all selections and scope changes
  • Attend and facilitate job progress/status meetings
  • Work collaboratively with all team members including staff, sub trades and market partners, as well as work independently and be self-motivated
  • Maintain, edit and create detailed scope of work sheets for each project
  • Be responsible for collecting and managing sub trade and vendor quotes
  • Manage subcontractor agreements
  • Seek new sub-trades and vendors as needed — maintain a network
  • Monitor project budgets and review with client consistently
  • Create, monitor and maintain project schedules
  • Confirm and order specialty items, fixtures and material (long lead items)
  • Create invoice requests and facilitate payments
  • Be familiar with current codes and stay up to date on best building practices
  • Attend a post completion job evaluation for each project
  • Responsible for job site safety, security and cleanliness
  • Oversee the safety policy; keep the company and sub trades working within guidelines

Qualifications and Desired Skills:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Comfortable with technology
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multitask

Contact Alair Homes at [email protected] and follow along on Facebook.


Did you know? IUDs are considered one of the most effective forms of birth control by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG).

At Capital Women’s Care Division 67 we have a collaborative practice featuring three Obstetrician-Gynecologists (OB-GYNs) and a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM) all trained to insert IUDs.

We love to talk to our patients about their reproductive goals, when or if they want to start a family, grow their family or help with their period symptoms. One of the tools to help during this journey is an IUD. IUD stands for intrauterine device, or a small device placed inside your uterus to help prevent pregnancy or help with period symptoms.

There are many different types of IUDs. There’s a non hormonal one, ParaGard and hormonal types Mirena, Lilleta and Kyleena. The ParaGard IUD has no hormones, it is made up of copper which repels sperm making and is an effective form of contraception. This IUD is preferred by patients who generally have no symptoms with their periods and want a non hormonal form of contraception.

The Mirena, Lilleta and Kyleena have one hormone, progesterone. This is different from regular birth control pills that tend to have estrogen and progesterone. In addition to preventing pregnancies, hormonal IUDs can lighten your periods and reduce cramps and pain associated with your period. IUDs are great for patients who are looking for a long term effective reversible form of contraception that they don’t have to take every day.

Our providers offer top of the line care for all your obstetrical and gynecological needs. We would love to answer questions about IUDs as well as all your gynecologic questions. Helping our patients find the right form of contraception is very rewarding and we look forward to working with you!

Please call to make an appointment today at 571-970-6050 or schedule a visit quickly and easily online:


Since 1969, Virginia Tech has served local residents, government and industry in the greater Washington, D.C., metro area.

While the planned Innovation Campus in Alexandria is anticipated to triple Virginia Tech’s local footprint, it already boasts more than 45 graduate degree and certificate programs, as well as many laboratories and research centers, spread across the region from Arlington to Leesburg.

Among those degree offerings, the Pamplin College of Business offers two different MBA program options that serve working professionals looking to advance their careers without leaving the workforce.

The Executive MBA offers an accelerated, cohort-based option for mid-career professionals. Students meet bi-monthly for weekend classes at the Virginia Tech Research Center in Ballston.

The experiential learning curriculum focuses on strategic management in a global environment with an emphasis on leadership and governance, business analytics, entrepreneurship and innovation, and globalization.

The Evening MBA program option provides students with maximum flexibility by allowing them to start in January or August, decide their own course load each semester, and focus their studies in one of ten specialization areas.

Classes take place at the Virginia Tech Northern Virginia Center, which is adjacent to the West Falls Church Metro station and convenient to I-495 and I-66.

In 2019, the Evening MBA program was named one of the top 20 part-time MBA programs nationwide by U.S. News & World Report for a fifth consecutive year.

Graduates of both the Executive and Evening MBA programs create lasting professional connections and join the university’s vast alumni network in the D.C. metro area to help advance their careers both now and in the future.

To learn more about the Virginia Tech MBA Programs, visit or register to attend an upcoming information session.


Today Dr. Hartman and Dr. Morrow with Elite Dental in Clarendon address this commonly asked question and explain why you may need a night guard in the first place.

Not to ruin the ending, however the short answer to the question “Can I just get an over-the-counter night guard?” is simply NO!

Before the dentists explain why an over the counter night guard is not a good idea, they’ll first talk about one of the major reasons most people need a night guard — teeth grinding.

What is bruxism?

Teeth grinding is fairly common. Studies show it can affect up to 40 million people (including kids). Grinding your teeth can cause discomfort in your jaw and facial muscles, and can lead to very expensive dental work if not properly treated.

Also known as bruxism, grinding or clenching can be caused by a number of factors such as stress, medications, an airway/sleep issue, or misalignment of the teeth. Side effects of grinding often include headaches, jaw pain, gum recession, damaged or fractured teeth, worn out enamel and tooth sensitivity, just to name a few.

How do you treat bruxism?

If you have jaw pain or think you grind your teeth, the first and most important step is to talk to your dentist to receive a proper diagnosis. When we evaluate for teeth grinding, we ask you questions about your symptoms and your sleep. This is important because many of our patients who grind their teeth don’t even know they do it! After an evaluation and diagnosis, your dentist can discuss treatment options. Many times, this will include a night guard.

What is a night guard?

A night guard is a protective mouth appliance worn on the top or bottom teeth when you sleep. A night guard prevents the teeth from grinding against each other and relaxes the muscles into their most natural, untensed position. When a custom night guard is properly fabricated by your dentist, it will not only protect the teeth from further wear, it will also relax the joint and jaw muscles to alleviate jaw pain, headaches and muscle tension.

So why can’t I get an over-the-counter night guard?

Patients may be tempted to purchase a night guard online or from the drugstore, but there are many drawbacks to using over the counter appliances. The boil-and-bite or over-the-counter guards can position the jaw in an unnatural way, causing discomfort immediately or over time.

With prolonged poor positioning, a patient’s pain in their joints often worsens and creates the possibility of permanent teeth repositioning and changes in your daily bite. Over-the-counter guards usually have a short life span and have to be frequently replaced too, especially when used by someone who grinds their teeth heavily.

So there you have it! The long-term potential for changes to the jaw, added pain and damage to your teeth can become more expensive and time-consuming than investing in a properly made custom night guard from the beginning. They are worth the investment when recommended by your dentist!

Dr. Hartman and Dr. Morrow practice at Elite Dental in Arlington, Virginia and are currently accepting new patients. Call 703-988-6963, or email [email protected] to schedule an appointment.


Timeless elegance is essential when you’re choosing where to live your classic Chantilly lifestyle.

With modern twists throughout the charming new townhomes at Rockland Village Green, you’ll see a casual yet refined style incorporated into every detail.

This new community, with townhomes from the lower $600s, puts the best urban amenities just outside your door. Shopping, dining and recreation are all nearby, and the close proximity to major commuter routes ensures an easy drive to work.

These are the things that homeowners love at Rockland Village Green. And this amazing access is the promise that has been drawing high interest in the community’s final garage townhomes. Visit today to tour the stunning Holbrook model and the Bennington I Quick Move-In Homes!

If you are stuck in an endless cycle of renting, you can finally find a home complete with luxury features and finishes that you love and are eager to own and invest in.

With its premium Chantilly location and access to highly rated Fairfax County schools, these stunning townhomes are also functional and comfortable. This sought-after area is also home to an abundance of outdoor recreation, from local parks to nearby golf clubs.

Townhomes in the community come complete with three to four bedrooms, up to 2,457 square feet and a beautiful brick exterior with a two-car garage. You can even personalize your home design to your exact liking, including with an optional extra suite.

Anyone interested in elevating their lifestyle with a new townhome at Rockland Village Green should visit or call 703-885-7118 to speak with a Sales Consultant.

Be sure to tour the community’s model home at 13921 Vernon Street, Chantilly, VA 20151 before the final townhomes are claimed.


Bicycling Realty Group of KW Metro Center is organizing two inaugural holiday real estate pop-ups!

The first one will be held at Conte’s Bike Shop, 3449 Wilson Boulevard, on Saturday, December 7 from 12-5 p.m. The second takes place Sunday, December 15, at Acme Pie Company, located at 2803 Columbia Pike, 3-6:30 p.m.

We are thrilled to announce that Olympia Moving & Storage, HMS Home Warranty and Arlington’s Universal Title will be co-sponsoring both holiday pop-ups!  

We will be collecting donations, both nonperishable food items (see list of most needed items below), as well as contributions for the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC). Holiday treats, fun real estate goodies & info will also be provided. Mama’s Donut Bites Truck, with its delicious cider donuts, is scheduled to join on the 7th! On the 15th, come taste some of the best pie you have ever had, from the Acme Pie Company. What’s not to love about pop-ups, especially during the holidays.

For more information on the event call 703-819-4915 or [email protected].

AFAC is most in need of the following low sugar & low sodium items: Canned tuna, canned soup, canned vegetables, peanut butter (in plastic jars) and cereal. 

Hope you can join us for our first ever inaugural holiday pop-ups!


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